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Morphology control and localized surface plasmon resonance in glancing angle deposited films

  • Author / Creator
    Gish, Douglas
  • This research investigates an extension of the glancing angle deposition (GLAD) technique and a biosensing application of films produced by GLAD. The extension to GLAD, called phi-sweep (PS), improves column isolation compared to films grown by traditional GLAD (TG) as well as modifies the column tilt angle, β, of the slanted columns according to tan(β_{PS}) = tan(β_{TG}) cos(γ), where γ is the sweep angle. The biosensing application makes use of localized surface plasmon resonance in noble metal GLAD films functionalized with rabbit immunoglobulin G (rIgG) to detect binding of anti-rabbit immunoglobulin G (anti-rIgG) to the films' surface. The extinction peak red-shifts a distance dependent on the concentration of anti-rIgG solution in a manner described by the Langmuir isotherm with a saturation value, Δλ_{max}, of 29.4 ± 0.7 nm and a surface confined thermodynamic binding constant, Kₐ, of (2.7 ± 0.3)×10⁶ M⁻¹.

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  • Graduation date
    2010-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R39W2C
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Brett, Michael (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Brett, Michael (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • McDermott, Mark (Chemistry)
    • Sit, Jeremy (Electrical and Computer Engineering)